I’m 26 and a guy. My friends brag about their sexual conquests. I play along, and have had protected sex with girlfriends before. But I always feel this lingering worry that I might have inadvertently knocked her up. And that my life is over. How can so many guys feel nonchalant about having sex, either with a girlfriend, one night stand, or friend with benefits, knowing that one tiny rip in a condom could totally upend your life? I also worry about the woman deciding to make a false “Me Too” allegation after the fact. But that’s a whole separate conversation...
Celtics Legend, Bill Russell, going hard in the paint:
> Trump you projected your narrative that #TakingAKnee is disrespectful & #UnAmerican it was never about that! You are divisive & a coward. It takes true courage 2 stand 4 what is right & risk your life in the midst of a pandemic. Proud2kneel, BlackLivesMatter, @MSNBC, @BostonGlobe
This was in response to Trump’s Tweet that there should be ‘NO KNEELING’:
My earlier post was taken down for being about social media. This time I didn't include the link. You can get a refund if you return the jack stands to Harbor Freight. Stay safe.
Okay, I just got down watching a Reddit video around child abuse and neglect. A kid literally 15 years old got arrested and charged with distribution of child pronography. You know what he did? Sent a dick pick to a girl. That in my opinion shouldn't be a huge offense they are kids still and kid's do stupid things!
I say give them a Stern talking to about the dangers of sending nudes through the internet. Then talk to there parents about online safety etc. Same with people who are like 19 and screw a chick who says they are 18 but really 16 years old.
There was actually a case a few years ago. About a 19 year old. Who meet a 18 year old online. She turned out to be 14 years old. Now he's a sex offender for 20+ years. Thankfully, I believe that case got dropped after public outreach!
Also in some states a individual can be put on the list for pissing on the side of the road or on a playground. There was actually a case of someone getting on the list because he took a piss at like... keep reading on reddit ➡
I wanted to discuss “permanent” birth control:
I have never once been pregnant and do not want children. I’m in my 30’s and I got a tubal ligation to prevent pregnancy. This is considered a “sterilization” procedure. Well, a couple years later and I have my first ever pregnancy. It was ectopic, partially ruptured and causing internal bleeding. It had to be removed via emergency surgery last week. Ectopic pregnancy can be life threatening.
Since they were operating already, I had them perform a bilateral salpingectomy to completely remove the tubes. This is considered more permanent sterilization. I’ll explain the two differences as many people THINK they had the tubes removed, but in fact just had the tubal ligation:
So regarding comics, no one bashes on 1950s and 1960s superhero comics despite how wordy they are and how simplistic the art is compared to todays standards.
Regarding classical music people don't hate on Bach despite his music lacking the lush rich orchestration of classical music that came in the 19th century.
In video games people don't hate on the simplicity of pac man or space invaders.
And so on. In all instances there is reverence and respect for these pioneering examples of the artform, and they are judged and appraised with consideration of the time they were made in, and how they broke new ground.
I don't know too much board games, but for all their flaws, weren't Monopoly and Risk groundbreaking games at their time that moved the genre forward?
For those of you who don't know, Democratic Backsliding is a term that refers to when a liberal democracy, or even a partial transitional democracy, ends up eroding from within. This usually comes in the forms of the weakening of institutions and checks and balances that uphold the good faith and credibility of a democracy. Here's a wikipedia article for more reading
There are many theorized causes for Democratic Backsliding, but the reason why the term has become relevant again in recent years is that one of cited causes of DB is waves of populism.
Undoubtedly, there have been recent waves of right-wing populism throughout the western world recently - of which have ultimately climaxed in several western countries with the Brexit Referendum and later the historic defeat of the Labour Party; Hungary and Poland's transition towards authoritarianism; etc.
In The U.S., this has taken shape in the famous upset election of Donald Tr... keep reading on reddit ➡
The next time a Christian says "But many great scientists believed in god!" just remind him that there were laws on the books against atheism. In continental Europe, atheism was punishable by death. The death penalty for atheism was only abolished in the United Kingdom in 1677. Virtually all institutions of higher learning prior to the late 1800s were religious. In the United Kingdom, you could not attend Cambridge and Oxford unless you subscribed to the 39 Articles of the Church of England, a practice that was only abolished in 1871. Clearly, these men weren't Christians because of choice, but because there was no other altern... keep reading on reddit ➡
There have already been talks of organizing professional gamers and the Vancouver Titans situation highlights a need to push this conversation further. Player unions in NA professional sports are commonplace and have come a long way in both protecting players and legitimizing the sport in the eyes of fans. Revenue sharing, clear contract rules, and player advocacy can't be left off the table in future negotiations between gamer, parent club, and developer/publisher who are currently the ones profiting the most off the game (after all, they created it).
How can this be accelerated? Would it take an existing group of top-tier players going on strike to bring everyone to the table? How can we protect players like Fissure, who now have an uphill battle, metaphorically punching up a weight class, from a remote country in order to seek compensation for potential breach of contract? Who is responsible... keep reading on reddit ➡
Sometimes to keep the public interested in them artists have to take big risks which can go well or terribly. Like Taylor transitioning to full pop, which turned out to be one of the best career choices she ever made, even though it could've alienated a lot of her fanbase. Even though Red was pretty poppy, 1989 didn't have a trace of country.
Another big risk was Beyonce's first surprise drop in 2013. Now she's done it a couple times it's not so impressive, but that first time was a big deal and it worked out. The album went number one with minimal promo and it started a trend of surprise music drops in the industry.
What are some other risks artists have taken throughout their careers?
Top 3 flyweight UFC fighter, Brandon Moreno, talked in an interview with Somos MMA about the payment of fighters. He said that "it's very little" and an union of athletes "would be very helpful":
"What we do is not a game. We literaly put our lives on risk everytime we step inside the octagon. We are getting paid very little for the risks we take. I think that an union would be helpful, but that if only the high profile fighters rise their voices, because if i go to Dana White and i say 'pay me more' i would get cut in an instant".